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A WORLD OF DIVING
ADVENTURE AWAITS...


Vobster Quay offers high quality SCUBA training, trips and skill development for divers of all levels. It will be as much a privilege to guide your first steps into the world of diving as it will be to introduce you to extended range diving, or mentor you as a rebreather or technical instructor. Our aim is to create safe, skilled divers who will enjoy diving our oceans, lakes and rivers.

We offer a full range of recreational diving courses from the world's largest and most respected diver training agency - PADI.

We also offer technical, extended range and instructor training from IANTD, the original technical agency.

Call us to discuss finding the course that's right for you. We can provide training for relaxed holiday diving in the Red Sea to deep wreck expeditions.

Once qualified, join one of our many Vobster Quay trips. We organise guided diving days, weekend trips and week-long expeditions to UK South coast, Scotland, Malta, Norway, France, Egypt and more. From 'critter watching' to exquisite reefs and historic shipwrecks, we'll guide you as you apply your skills and knowledge to achieve your ambitions. Every dive has a story to for you to discover.

We understand divers learn at different rates. Our professional instructors and divemasters have long experience of diver training, meaning we can tailor a programme to match how you learn best.

We strive to deliver courses and trips that are a cut above the rest, ensuring you learn to dive in a friendly, fun and - above all - safe environment.



The Vobster Difference



Learning to dive with Vobster Quay is a great way to start your diving career. As a full-time diving operation with year's of experience behind us, we've put together an unbeatable range of packages with no hidden costs - and that's guaranteed!
  • Professionalism - All our instructors and divemasters are paid - and fully insured - professionals. We do not use amateurs.
  • No Hidden Costs - The price you see is the price you pay and never a penny more. We do not hide additional costs to make our courses look cheaper than they really are.
  • Low Ratios - With our low 4:1 maximum ratio of students to instructors, you're guaranteed individual attention. We don't believe in 'production line' courses.
  • Guaranteed Diving - With our own 36-acre fresh water lake stocked with fascinating dive attractions and thousands of friendly fish, you're guaranteed to dive at Vobster Quay. Diving at Vobster is not weather-dependent.
  • Dedicated Classrooms - All your theory sessions take place in heated classroom facilities with full multimedia facilities.
  • Onsite Facilities - Once you've completed your initial pool training, all facilities are onsite here at Vobster Quay. We won't make you drive for hours just to complete your course!
  • Equipment - We only use modern, regularly serviced and well-maintained dive equipment on all our courses. Your safety and inwater comfort is our paramount concern.
  • Flexibility - We treat everyone as an individual and offer a range of training options to suit every budget and training need. We can even offer one-to-one training!
Meet our Instructors




PETE SHAW
PADI Master Instructor
Always a water-sports enthusiast, Pete started diving some 20 years ago and, as with his other hobbies of swimming and windsurfing, rapidly transitioned into teaching which he has now been doing for over 10 years.

When he's not in the water with students, Pete enjoys exploring new dive locations and strives to continually enhance his knowledge by diving with a broad range of individuals from different backgrounds and agencies. 

Pete loves to introduce people to the underwater world, ensuring that they put safety first, fun a very close second and he believes that enabling individuals to develop their skills is a privilege that should be treasured.

He has logged over 5,500 dives around the world, with the majority of these being in the cooler waters of Northern Europe; he is a PADI Master Instructor, BSAC Instructor, EFR First Aid trainer and holds recreational and technical diving qualifications with PADI, IANTD, TDI and BSAC.

Throughout his career, Pete has been taught by, dived with and learned from, many of the top Instructors and Instructor Trainers from the world's leading diving agencies; one of the many up-sides he acknowledges of working within the upper levels of the UK diving industry.

The Adventure Starts Here...



The PADI system offers a progressive, structured approach to diver training that lets you expand your knowledge, skills and experience at a pace that suits you. The adventure starts here...

PADI Discover Scuba Diving
Dip your toe in the water with a pool based dive. Perfect as a taster session or a gift for a budding diver.

PADI Open Water Diver
Your first proper dives follow pool and theory sessions. This is your first step into a new world. Max depth 18m.

Guided Diving
Develop greater confidence in your new skills accompanied by a divemaster.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
Build on your experience with five dives to expand your knowledge and core skills. Extend your depth to 30m.

PADI Rescue Diver
A pivotal step in expanding your knowledge and experience! Learn to look beyond yourself to consider the safety and well-being of other divers, making you the sort of diver that others want to dive with.

Coaching Days
Want some in depth 1:1 tuition on a skill or subject of your choice? Bespoke days available.

PADI Specialties
Want to sharpen up your underwater navigation skills or get to grips with drysuit diving? A PADI Specialty lets you concentrate on the aspects of diving that interest you! We have over thifty available.


Training Schedule



Looking for diver training at Vobster Quay? Here's a list of the courses we've got lined up over the next few months...
Course Name
Start Date
Duration
Price
PADI - AOW (Bronze)27 Apr 20192 days 350

PADI - Referral (Dives)02 May 20192 days 299

PADI - Referral (Theory &Pool)04 May 20192 days 299

PADI - OW (Bronze)04 May 20194 days 475

PADI - OW & Drysuit (silver)04 May 20194 days 575

PADI - DSD04 May 20192 hours 35

Refresher (Pool)04 May 20197 Hours 100

PADI - Scuba diver to OW05 May 20192 days 300

PADI - Referral (Dives)05 May 20192 days 299

PADI - Drysuit06 May 20191 day 185

PADI - Nitrox Computer use (Dry)10 May 20191 day 120

PADI - Nitrox Computer (Wet)10 May 20191 day 195

PADI - EFR17 May 20191 day 135

PADI - Rescue & EFR (silver)17 May 20193 days 510

PADI - Rescue (Bronze)18 May 20192 days 425

PADI - Drysuit24 May 20191 day 185

PADI - AOW (Bronze)25 May 20192 days 350

PADI - Nitrox Computer use (Dry)25 May 20191 day 120

PADI - Nitrox Computer (Wet)25 May 20191 day 195

PADI - Referral (Theory &Pool)01 Jun 20192 days 299

PADI - OW (Bronze)01 Jun 20194 days 475

PADI - OW & Drysuit (silver)01 Jun 20194 days 575

Refresher (Pool)01 Jun 20197 Hours 100

PADI - Referral (Dives)02 Jun 20192 days 299

PADI - Scuba diver to OW02 Jun 20192 days 300

Guided Dive (2 dives)08 Jun 20192 Hours 150

Guided Dive (2 dives)09 Jun 20192 Hours 150

PADI - Nitrox Computer use (Dry)15 Jun 20191 day 120

PADI - Nitrox Computer (Wet)15 Jun 20191 day 195

PADI - Search & Recovery16 Jun 20192 days 310

PADI - EFR21 Jun 20191 day 135

PADI - Rescue & EFR (silver)21 Jun 20193 days 510

PADI - O2 Admin21 Jun 20194 hours 100

PADI - Referral (Theory &Pool)22 Jun 20192 days 299

PADI - OW (Bronze)22 Jun 20194 days 475

PADI - OW & Drysuit (silver)22 Jun 20194 days 575

Refresher (Pool)22 Jun 20197 Hours 100

PADI - Drysuit22 Jun 20191 day 185

PADI - PPB22 Jun 20191 day 175

PADI - Referral (Dives)23 Jun 20192 days 299

PADI - Scuba diver to OW23 Jun 20192 days 300

PADI - Digital underwater Photography 2 day24 Jun 20192 days 450

PADI - Referral (Theory &Pool)29 Jun 20192 days 299

PADI - OW (Bronze)29 Jun 20194 days 475

PADI - OW & Drysuit (silver)29 Jun 20194 days 575

Refresher (Pool)29 Jun 20197 Hours 100

PADI - Referral (Dives)30 Jun 20192 days 299

PADI - Scuba diver to OW30 Jun 20192 days 300

PADI - DSD06 Jul 20192 hours 35

PADI - Referral (Theory &Pool)06 Jul 20192 days 299

PADI - OW (Bronze)06 Jul 20194 days 475

PADI - OW & Drysuit (silver)06 Jul 20194 days 575

Refresher (Pool)06 Jul 20197 Hours 100

PADI - DSD07 Jul 20192 hours 35

PADI - Referral (Dives)07 Jul 20192 days 299

PADI - Scuba diver to OW07 Jul 20192 days 300

PADI - Drysuit12 Jul 20191 day 185

PADI - Drysuit13 Jul 20191 day 185

PADI - PPB14 Jul 20191 day 175

PADI - Referral (Theory &Pool)18 Jul 20192 days 299

PADI - OW (Bronze)18 Jul 20194 days 475

PADI - OW & Drysuit (silver)18 Jul 20194 days 575

Refresher (Pool)18 Jul 20197 Hours 100

PADI - Scuba diver to OW19 Jul 20192 days 300

PADI - Referral (Dives)19 Jul 20192 days 299

PADI - AOW (Bronze)20 Jul 20192 days 350

Guided Dive (2 dives)20 Jul 20192 Hours 150

PADI - Referral (Theory &Pool)22 Jul 20192 days 299

PADI - OW (Bronze)22 Jul 20194 days 475

PADI - OW & Drysuit (silver)22 Jul 20194 days 575

Refresher (Pool)22 Jul 20197 Hours 100

PADI - Scuba diver to OW23 Jul 20192 days 300

PADI - DSD23 Jul 20192 hours 35

PADI - Referral (Dives)23 Jul 20192 days 299

PADI - DSD23 Jul 20192 hours 35

PADI - DSD30 Jul 20192 hours 35

PADI - DSD30 Jul 20192 hours 35

PADI - Referral (Theory &Pool)01 Aug 20192 days 299

PADI - OW (Bronze)01 Aug 20194 days 475

PADI - OW & Drysuit (silver)01 Aug 20194 days 575

PADI - Scuba diver to OW02 Aug 20192 days 300

PADI - Referral (Theory &Pool)03 Aug 20192 days 299

PADI - OW (Bronze)03 Aug 20194 days 475

PADI - OW & Drysuit (silver)03 Aug 20194 days 575

Refresher (Pool)03 Aug 20197 Hours 100

PADI - Referral (Dives)04 Aug 20192 days 299

PADI - Scuba diver to OW04 Aug 20192 days 300

PADI - DSD06 Aug 20192 hours 35

PADI - DSD06 Aug 20192 hours 35

Guided Dive (2 dives)10 Aug 20192 Hours 150

Guided Dive (2 dives)11 Aug 20192 Hours 150

PADI - DSD13 Aug 20192 hours 35

PADI - DSD13 Aug 20192 hours 35

PADI - Drysuit16 Aug 20191 day 185

PADI - AOW (Bronze)17 Aug 20192 days 350

PADI - DSD20 Aug 20192 hours 35

PADI - DSD20 Aug 20192 hours 35

PADI - EFR23 Aug 20191 day 135

PADI - Rescue & EFR (silver)23 Aug 20193 days 510

PADI - O2 Admin23 Aug 20194 hours 100

PADI - Referral (Theory &Pool)24 Aug 20192 days 299

PADI - OW (Bronze)24 Aug 20194 days 475

PADI - OW & Drysuit (silver)24 Aug 20194 days 575

Refresher (Pool)24 Aug 20197 Hours 100

PADI - Rescue (Bronze)24 Aug 20192 days 425

PADI - Referral (Dives)25 Aug 20192 days 299

PADI - Scuba diver to OW25 Aug 20192 days 300

PADI - DSD27 Aug 20192 hours 35

PADI - DSD27 Aug 20192 hours 35

PADI - Referral (Theory &Pool)31 Aug 20192 days 299

PADI - OW (Bronze)31 Aug 20194 days 475

PADI - OW & Drysuit (silver)31 Aug 20194 days 575

Refresher (Pool)31 Aug 20197 Hours 100

PADI - Referral (Dives)01 Sep 20192 days 299

PADI - Scuba diver to OW01 Sep 20192 days 300

PADI - Drysuit07 Sep 20191 day 185

PADI - PPB08 Sep 20191 day 175

PADI - Drysuit13 Sep 20191 day 185

PADI - AOW (Bronze)14 Sep 20192 days 350

PADI - Referral (Theory &Pool)05 Oct 20192 days 299

PADI - OW (Bronze)05 Oct 20194 days 475

PADI - OW & Drysuit (silver)05 Oct 20194 days 575

Refresher (Pool)05 Oct 20197 Hours 100

PADI - Referral (Dives)06 Oct 20192 days 299

PADI - Scuba diver to OW06 Oct 20192 days 300

Guided Dive (2 dives)12 Oct 20192 Hours 150

Guided Dive (2 dives)13 Oct 20192 Hours 150

PADI - Drysuit18 Oct 20191 day 185

PADI - AOW (Bronze)19 Oct 20192 days 350

PADI - EFR25 Oct 20191 day 135

PADI - Rescue & EFR (silver)25 Oct 20193 days 510

PADI - O2 Admin25 Oct 20194 hours 100

PADI - Referral (Theory &Pool)26 Oct 20192 days 299

PADI - OW (Bronze)26 Oct 20194 days 475

PADI - OW & Drysuit (silver)26 Oct 20194 days 575

Refresher (Pool)26 Oct 20197 Hours 100

PADI - Rescue (Bronze)26 Oct 20192 days 425

PADI - Referral (Dives)27 Oct 20192 days 299

PADI - Scuba diver to OW27 Oct 20192 days 300

PADI - DSD02 Nov 20192 hours 35

PADI - Referral (Theory &Pool)02 Nov 20192 days 299

PADI - OW (Bronze)02 Nov 20194 days 475

PADI - OW & Drysuit (silver)02 Nov 20194 days 575

Refresher (Pool)02 Nov 20197 Hours 100

PADI - DSD03 Nov 20192 hours 35

PADI - Referral (Dives)03 Nov 20192 days 299

PADI - Scuba diver to OW03 Nov 20192 days 300

PADI - Drysuit09 Nov 20191 day 185

PADI - PPB10 Nov 20191 day 175

PADI - Drysuit15 Nov 20191 day 185

PADI - AOW (Bronze)16 Nov 20192 days 350

PADI - Referral (Theory &Pool)07 Dec 20192 days 299

PADI - OW (Bronze)07 Dec 20194 days 475

PADI - OW & Drysuit (silver)07 Dec 20194 days 575

Refresher (Pool)07 Dec 20197 Hours 100

PADI - Referral (Dives)08 Dec 20192 days 299

PADI - Scuba diver to OW08 Dec 20192 days 300

PADI - DSD04 Jan 20202 hours 35

PADI - Referral (Theory &Pool)04 Jan 20202 days 299

PADI - OW (Bronze)04 Jan 20204 days 475

PADI - OW & Drysuit (silver)04 Jan 20204 days 575

Refresher (Pool)04 Jan 20207 Hours 100

PADI - DSD05 Jan 20202 hours 35

PADI - Referral (Dives)05 Jan 20202 days 299

PADI - Scuba diver to OW05 Jan 20202 days 300

PADI - Drysuit11 Jan 20201 day 185

PADI - PPB12 Jan 20201 day 175

PADI - Drysuit17 Jan 20201 day 185

PADI - AOW (Bronze)18 Jan 20202 days 350


Need more information on the courses we offer? Call us
on 01373 814666 or email us to discuss your training requirements!



SURFACE WATER TEMPERATURE
10.1°C
RECORDED ON:
22-04-2019    15:52



Our very first Thursday late opening of 2019 got off to a cracking start with some wonderful sunshine and clear skies greeting the many divers and swimmers that turned up to take advantage of the new mid-week opportunity.

As you can see from this photo from underwater photographer Jason Brown of BARDOCreative, the viz in the lake is none too shabby at the moment either. Why not join us this weekend and catch a dive or two for yourself?

POSTED: 26th April 2019

Great to see the good folk from Calne Divers enjoying the superb Easter weather and the awesome viz!

POSTED: 24th April 2019

This week marks the first of our Thursday late opening evenings so why not join us for a cheeky post-work dive or swim? Out of the water time is 9pm with food and gas available until 8.30pm. See you on Thursday!

POSTED: 23rd April 2019

'Under Pressure' by Gareth Lock is now in stock. The psychological side of diving and teamwork is mandatory reading for ALL divers, from professionals, divemasters, team members and sports divers. It's about your approach to diving, spotting yourself before your make mistakes and most importantly, about being able to raise issues without ridicule. That is essential to take the sport we all love forwards.

Vobster has implemented Human Factors into all it's SCUBA trainingfrom rec to tec and ccr, with only positive results for safety and education. we have reviewd the design of the RedBare CCR at VMS in the same way. Buy the book, read it and implement the lessons - it's... [more]

POSTED: 23rd April 2019

It’s epic o clock. Happy Easter from us all at Vobster Quay.

POSTED: 21st April 2019

This really is the full length of the 6m skills platform visible from the shore. Water temp 10 degrees at surface. Great to see plenty of divers getting early season training and skills in. #vobsterquay #somerset #dive2019 #padi #learntodive #ukdiving

POSTED: 20th April 2019

Sparkly conditions today for Marcus and company. Water now 10 degrees at surface. #vobsterquay #somerset #diveseason2019

POSTED: 20th April 2019












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